OSWALD IN THE DOORWAY- the blog of the Oswald Innocence Campaign by Ralph Cinque
Friday, February 19, 2016
On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6:57:20 PM UTC-6, Anthony Marsh wrote: > But innocent people lie all the time. Especially when they ask > for legal representation and are denied it.
You think Oswald was denied legal representation? Do you think the testimony supports that conclusion? Sure - I'm aware of Oswald whining to the media when he was being paraded through the hall about wanting somebody to come forward and give him legal representation. That's the same kind of posturing bullshit as when Oswald whined about the REASON they took him in was because he lived in the Soviet Union. Poor Oswald. So mistreated. He was such a victim. That was Oswald's worldview that he clearly inherited from his mother, who ALWAYS saw herself as a victim.
Oswald wanted John Abt. He was allowed to make phone calls. He could even make long distance calls and Capt Fritz said Dallas would cover the charges. Oswald was visited by a member of the Dallas Bar Association to make sure he was getting legal assistance. Oswald denied his help.
You know all this, Tony. It amazes me, for a person who knows so much about this case, you still cannot help repeating silly conspiracy factoids.
David Emerling Memphis, TN
There is no credible evidence that Oswald refused a lawyer out of wanting John Abt exclusively. I know that is the official story, but look who is telling it. The fact that Oswald complained repeatedly and rancourously about not being provided a lawyer stands as the only solid evidence of his state of mind on the matter. He appealed to the public. And note that he could have appealed to the public to try to reach John Abt for him. But, he didn't do that. He just asked publicly for someone to come forward to give him legal assistance, and he didn't qualify it. That stands as his position, and the rest is hearsay.
His so-called brother Robert Oswald claimed it. But, Robert Oswald didn't even attempt to claim that he urged his brother to use a Texas lawyer and let him obtain one for him. I think everyone will agree that it was in Oswald's best interest to get a Texas criminal lawyer immediately. So, why doesn't Robert Oswald's story include that? Why didn't Robert Oswald just do it? Not ask Lee, but tell him: "You're getting a Texas lawyer. I'm getting you one. And I don't want to hear another flippin' word about it." Wouldn't a real brother do that? Wouldn't you do that for your brother?
I don't believe Robert Oswald. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald, and he made a broad, unqualified, public appeal for a lawyer. That's what we unflinchingly know.